To Protect Yourself and Protect Others from LinkedIn Scammer

You are right! LinkedIn does have scammers lurking around and hunting for potential victims. LinkedIn is also vulnerable to scammer attacks as a platform for only professional networking. Today, I want to share with you how to protect yourself and also protect others from scammer attacks. One of the ways is to apply for a verification badge.

There are 3 ways you can apply for a verification badge. You can apply via identity verification if you U.S., Canada, Mexico, and India. The 2nd way is via workplace verification, which you can apply via Microsoft Entra Verified ID, LinkedIn Learning License, work email, and last but not educational institution. All these are only available for selected companies.

Here is the step-by-step to do it.

1. Go to your LinkedIn profile and click on your profile “Your Picture”.

2. Under the "Profile" tab, scroll down and click on the "Setting" menu.

3. Select the “Account preference” menu 

4. Select the “Verifications” menu

5. You would like to apply for verification using different methods. For my own case, I choose to verify via working email. Here is a successful verification.

It is important to protect yourself and to protect your network too

It is important to protect yourself from scammers by having a verification badge on your profile because it helps to verify your identity and makes it less likely that you will be targeted by scammers. Scammers often target people who they believe are easy to take advantage of, and a verification badge can help to deter them from targeting you. Additionally, a verification badge can help to build trust with your followers, which can be helpful to you as well.


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